Safaris Travel Guide
Fodor's The Complete Guide to African Safaris
Plan Your Safaris Vacation
Since 1994, when Nelson Mandela spearheaded its peaceful transition to democracy, South Africa has become one of the fastest-growing tourist destinations in the world. And it's not difficult to see why. The country is stable and affordable, with an excellent infrastructure; friendly, interesting, amazingly diverse people; and enough stunning sights, sounds, scenery, and attractions to make even the most jaded traveler sit up and take notice. And nearly everybody speaks English—a huge bonus for international visitors.
Accommodations range from fairly basic huts to the ultimate in luxury at most of the private camps. The advantage of a private lodge (apart from superb...read more
Things To Do in Safaris
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Big Game: You're guaranteed to see big game—including the Big Five—both in national parks and at many private lodges.... Read more
When setting a budget, consider how much you want to spend and keep in mind three things: your flight, the actual safari costs, and extras. You... Read more
There's no substitute for a knowledgeable tour operator or travel agent who specializes in Africa. These specialists look out for your best interests... Read more
Most safari operators and private game reserves don't accept children under a certain age, usually under eight, but sometimes the age limit is... Read more
Do you picture yourself zipping from camp to camp in a tiny Cessna, getting a bird's-eye view of a water hole? Or inspecting an animal track... Read more
Also called the /Xam, the hunter-gatherer San (Bushmen) have a culture that dates back more than 20,000 years, and their genetic origins are... Read more
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Just spent 34 days in South Africa - Madagascar - South Africa - Swaziland - Botswana - Namibia - and Zimbabwe - traveled over 4,000 miles by road - took 10 flights - did the trip with the help of Jenma Read more
This was a mostly self-drive trip, and not our first to South Africa (first time in Kgalagadi though). Read more